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Release A050828a

Ramadi-based terrorists captured

Multi-National Force-Iraq

BAGHDAD , Iraq - Multi-national forces raided a suspected terrorist hideout in Ramadi Aug. 23 and captured a pair of known terrorists based in Ramadi.

Captured were Durayd Jassar Khalifah Hamud (aka Abu Jabbar), a known terrorist leader and weapons dealer for the Nu'man Brigade and Ali Husayn Muhammad Jasim, (aka Khalid Nazal or Abu Umar), a known IED cell leader in the Nu'man Brigade.

Multiple intelligence sources led Multi-national forces to Abu Jabbar's and Khalid Nazal's Ramadi location. Multi-national forces raided the location and detained them without incident.

Abu Jabbar, a key al-Qaeda in Iraq leader in the Ramadi-based Nu'man Brigade, is alleged to have facilitated the purchase, transportation and distribution of weapons for the brigade.

Khalid Nazal was an IED Cell leader who was responsible for numerous IED attacks the Ramadi area.


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